461 Ocean Boulevard [Deluxe Edition]

461 Ocean Boulevard [Deluxe Edition]

by Eric Clapton

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Overview

Polydor/Chronicles' 2004 deluxe edition reissue of Eric Clapton's 461 Ocean Boulevard -- long considered one of Clapton's best solo albums, ranking alongside Eric Clapton and Slowhand as one of his finest studio efforts -- expands the original ten-track album to two discs. The original album is supplemented by five session outtakes on the first disc, all of which have been previously released on other reissues: "Walkin' Down the Road" appeared on 1996's Crossroads 2, "Ain't That Lovin' You" appeared on 1988's Crossroads, while "Meet Me (Down at the Bottom)" appeared on 1999's Blues and the other two tracks, "Eric After Hours Blues" and "B Minor Jam," appeared on the limited-edition bonus disc that came with the original release of Blues. All these sound like outtakes -- they're all a little too lazy and meandering to make a finished album, but fanatics will surely like all of these outtakes collected in one place and paired with the official album. The second disc compiles highlights from two concerts Clapton gave at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on December 4 and 5, 1974. Here, Clapton also sounds a little bit too laid back, particularly on the acoustic material, but he does have some fine moments scattered through the disc -- perhaps not enough to satisfy anybody besides dedicated fans, but that's who the reissue is for, and they'll likely be satisfied with this nicely remastered, well-packaged set, even if it packs no revelations.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0602498252468
catalogNumber: 000372202

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Dobro,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Yvonne Elliman   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Marcy Levy   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Albhy Galuten   Synthesizer,Piano,Clavichord,Electric Piano,ARP
Tom Bernfield   Background Vocals
Jim Fox   Drums
Jamie Oldaker   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Carl Radle   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Dick Sims   Organ,Keyboards,Group Member
George Terry   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Al Jackson   Drums
Ali Muhammed Jackson   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Johnny Otis   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Yvonne Elliman   Composer
Mary McCreary   Composer
Jim Gordon   Composer
Scott Boyer   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Eric Clapton   Arranger,Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Audio Production
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson   Composer
Andy Knight   Engineer
Bill Levenson   Reissue Producer
Paul Levine   Composer
Carl Radle   Arranger
Karl Richardson   Engineer
George Terry   Composer
Bobby Whitlock   Composer
Ron Fawcus   Engineer
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
Billy Myles   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes
Lily Salinas   Tape Research
Alan Musgrove   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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